'Iran's supreme leader forbids nukes'

First VP Parziv Davoudi warns Iran will retaliate against military action.

By
September 22, 2006 16:47
1 minute read.
jpost services and tools

jp.services1. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Iran's supreme leader has prohibited any use of nuclear weapons by his country, Iranian First Vice President Parziv Davoudi said Friday. Davoudi, one of 10 vice presidents in Iran, also warned that his government would retaliate against any military action against it.

THE IRANIAN THREAT
JPost.com special: news, opinion, blogs and more
"Any aggressor should purge the idea of invading Iran from its mind because our armed forces are serious and powerful enough to counterattack," Davoudi said at a military parade in Teheran. The remarks were likely directed toward the United States, which is mired in a showdown with the Islamic state over its nuclear ambitions. Teheran claims its nuclear program is geared only to generate electricity, but the US says Iran aims to produce nuclear weapons. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials have said that under the Islamic thought, nuclear weapons are illegitimate. Davoudi said the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had stirred "insecurity and terrorism" throughout the world. He spoke at a military parade marking the 26th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. The procession included a display of Iranian missiles, including the Shahab-3, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. An upgraded version of the ballistic missile has a range of more than 2,000 kilometers - capable of reaching Israel and US forces in the Middle East. The weapon's name means "shooting star" in Farsi.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations

By YONAH JEREMY BOB